Dog sledding in Tromso – Hurtigruten land excursion

Dog sledding Norway by Lyngsfjord Adventure, Hurtigruten

Dog sledding in Tromso – Enjoy the excitement as the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape, while you admire the arctic winter scenery!

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.


Dog sledding Tromso area by F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy a dog sledding trip in Arctic Tromso

The tour begins with a drive to the island of Kvaloya where you change clothes and footwear, before hopping aboard the sledges and letting the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape; enjoying stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. During the polar night, with clear skies the only light you’ll see is from the stars, the moon and sometimes the Northern Lights. This time of year, the sledge ride is done with headlamps.

Afterwards you are invited into a Sami lavvo (tent) with an open fire and a hot drink. During this trip you will also experience a working day at the Wilderness Centre, where you can learn more about dog sledding and the dogs themselves. Join this miniature polar expedition!

Experience dog sledding by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Meet some cute huskies in Tromso

Practical information:

Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins
Included: Coffee/tea and cake
Transportation: Bus and dog sledge
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Special clothing is provided.
Please note: There is no guide on the bus. The excursion is subject to weather/snow conditions. The trail is approx. 6 km long.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

Available: December 1- May 4
Land excursion #5B

Northern Lights Cruise by Ivan Mervillie, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights at the Arctic Coast

Dog sledding in Tromso

Dog sledding Tromso 2014 from Hurtigruten ASA on Vimeo.



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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

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  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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